Acting for Singers by David F. Ostwald

Acting for Singers
  • Title : Acting for Singers
  • Author : David F. Ostwald
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780198033257
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Written to meet the needs of thousands of students and pre-professional singers participating in production workshops and classes in opera and musical theater, Acting for Singers leads singing performers step by step from the studio or classroom through audition and rehearsals to a successful performance. Using a clear, systematic, positive approach, this practical guide explains how to analyze a script or libretto, shows how to develop a character building on material in the score, and gives the singing performer the tools to act believably. More than just a "how-to" acting book, however, Acting for Singers also addresses the problems of concentration, trust, projection, communication, and the self-doubt that often afflicts singers pursuing the goal of believable performance. Part I establishes the basic principles of acting and singing together, and teaches the reader how to improvise as a key tool to explore and develop characters. Part II teaches the singer how to analyze theatrical work for rehearsing and performing. Using concrete examples from Carmen and West Side Story, and imaginative exercises following each chapter, this text teaches all singers how to be effective singing actors.


Choice by N.A

Choice
  • Title : Choice
  • Author : N.A
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Glee Club Style by Colleen Ryckert Cook

Glee Club Style
  • Title : Glee Club Style
  • Author : Colleen Ryckert Cook
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1448868904
  • Pages : 64
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With the popularity of Glee, many students are asking themselves, "How can I start a glee club at my school?" With this come other pertinent questions: how do you decide what to where, how do you find costumes and props that are within your budget, and many others. This volume, in the Glee Club series, answers these questions and more. Readers will be well on their way to forming their own glee club with this fun and engaging guide to all things glee club.


Individuality in music performance by Bruno Gingras

Individuality in music performance
  • Title : Individuality in music performance
  • Author : Bruno Gingras
  • Publisher : Frontiers E-books
  • ISBN Code : 2889193071
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Humans are remarkably adept at identifying individuals on the basis of their facial features, or other traits such as gait or vocal timbre. Besides voice, another auditory medium capable of carrying identity information is music. Indeed, certain famous musicians, such as John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins, need only to play a few notes to be unequivocally recognized. Along with emotion and structural cues, artistic individuality seems to be a key element communicated in music performance. Yet, the means by which individuality is expressed in performance, as well as the cognitive processes employed by listeners to perceive identity cues, remain poorly elucidated. Other pertinent issues, including the connection between a performer’s technical competence and ability to convey a specific musical identity, as well as potential links between individuality and career-defining outcomes such as critical recognition and aesthetic appraisal, warrant further exploration. Quantitative approaches to the study of music performance have benefited greatly from MIDI technology and the application of computational methods, leading to the flourishing of empirical music performance research over the last few decades. More recently, neuroimaging techniques have provided valuable insights into the neural mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes of performing music. Nevertheless, this field continues to benefit greatly from qualitative approaches, given that the communication of affect and identity cues in music performance leads to a rich subjectivity of impressions that must be accounted for in order to lead to a greater understanding of this multifaceted phenomenon. The aim of this Research Topic is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research broadly related to the expression and perception of individuality in music performance. Research methodology includes behavioral, psychophysiological, and neuroimaging techniques. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches are presented The scope of this Research Topic includes laboratory studies as well as studies in real-life performance settings and longitudinal studies on performers.


Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera by Mark Ross Clark

Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera
  • Title : Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera
  • Author : Mark Ross Clark
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253109392
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"... a remarkable collection of observations and reflections on past experiences by many excellent artists and teachers that will doubtless help... those interested in creating 'opera magic.'" -- Tito Capobianco Singing, Acting, and Movement in Opera is designed for use in opera and musical theater workshops and by beginning professional singers. Drawing on years of research, teaching, and performing, Mark Ross Clark provides an overview of dramatic methodology for the singing actor, encouraging the student's active participation through practical exercises and application to well-known works. The Singer-getics method emphasizes integration of the various dimensions of opera performance, creating synergies among vocal performance, character development, facial expression, and movement on the stage. The book presents important information about stagecraft, characterization, posture, historical styles, performance anxiety, aria, and scene analysis. Excerpts from interviews with performers, directors, conductors, coaches, composers, and teachers offer insights and advice, allowing the reader to "meet the artists." An appendix by postural alignment specialist Emily Bogard describes techniques of relaxation and self-awareness for the performer. This lively book will appeal to students, teachers, professionals, and general readers alike.


The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
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Acting Through Song by Paul Harvard

Acting Through Song
  • Title : Acting Through Song
  • Author : Paul Harvard
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781623160388
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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(Book). Paul Harvard takes the techniques of modern actor training including the theories of Stanislavsky, Brecht, Meisner and Laban, amongst others and applies them to the fundamental component of musical theatre: singing. With dozens of exercises to put these theories into practice, and numerous examples from a broad range of musicals, the result is a comprehensive and rigorous acting course for those training in musical theatre or already performing, whether amateur or professional, to realise their potential and act better.


Acting for Opera by Norman Cooley

Acting for Opera
  • Title : Acting for Opera
  • Author : Norman Cooley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781522018667
  • Pages : 90
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  • Language : English
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Over 150 copies sold!! This is an in-depth and detailed manual on acting for opera singers. Based on 45 years of performance and knowledge of opera, classically trained actor and director Norman Cooley has devised an acting training for opera singers. The book includes theory, supported by exercises, anecdotes as well as observations from operatic performances and rehearsals.Norman believes acting in opera should be completely integrated with the singing and support and empower the work of the singer, and should never hamper nor harm good singing technique. It should be as effortless as possible to provide a safe harbour for the singer to sing at their best while creating a fully satisfying performance.


Singer and Actor by Alan E. Hicks

Singer and Actor
  • Title : Singer and Actor
  • Author : Alan E. Hicks
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781574672015
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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(Amadeus). Current market forces in the performing arts, such as aging audiences, electronic media, and HD broadcasts, have changed the operatic landscape. Young opera singers entering the workforce find themselves navigating difficult and highly competitive waters. Previously ignored skill sets become assets and, in many cases, requirements in casting. But most singers graduate from college having never taken a formal acting class and knowing little about acting technique as it pertains to their craft. Singer and Actor demystifies theatrical acting technique stemming from Stanislavsky's Method of Physical Action and provides singers at all levels a roadmap with which to complete character preparation, using a clear and organized progression based on the work of Franchelle S. Dorn and exercises and examples (recitatives, arias, and ensembles). Singers (including choristers) are given the necessary tools to prepare auditions and inhabit a character from rehearsal to final performance. Singer and Actor also provides a history of acting from its beginnings to the present day, including a survey of acting techniques from Stanislavsky, Meisner, Hagen, Strasberg, Larry Moss, and others. Drawing additionally on the writings of composers and other creators of opera, the book deals with the misconception that only the singing matters in opera and includes a discussion of previous approaches to operatic acting.


What Do I Do with My Hands? by Rhonda Carlson

What Do I Do with My Hands?
  • Title : What Do I Do with My Hands?
  • Author : Rhonda Carlson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780989088923
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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In "What Do I Do With My Hands?" - A Guide to Acting for the Singer, Rhonda Carlson has shared her years of knowledge and success as a performance coach by providing both the singer and the singing teacher the tools that marry the art forms of acting and the singing. Although a solid vocal technique is essential for every singing artist, that technique is a means to a greater end, not an end in itself. Basically, singing is more than just singing. The soulful grimaces, "pick a spot on the wall" stares, and cliché hand gestures that so many singers grow to depend on are simply not enough to move an audience or land a role. "What Do I Do With My Hands?" explores acting from the singer's vantage point and takes into account the specific limitations and needs of the musician. Thanks to the clear and concise explanations, practical tools and exercises, as well as a comprehensive list of recommended practice repertoire, the singer will learn how to develop imagery, draw on sense memory, and merge the form and style of music and acting in a symbiotic, holistic way. This will not only provide the answer to "what do I do with my hands," it will take the singer to new levels of expression that are at the heart of an effective aesthetic experience.


Acting in Musical Theatre by Joe Deer,Rocco Dal Vera

Acting in Musical Theatre
  • Title : Acting in Musical Theatre
  • Author : Joe Deer,Rocco Dal Vera
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317911962
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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Acting in Musical Theatre remains the only complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It covers fundamental skills for novice actors, practical insights for professionals, and even tips to help veteran musical performers refine their craft. Updates in this expanded and revised second edition include: A brand new companion website for students and teachers, including Powerpoint lecture slides, sample syllabi, and checklists for projects and exercises. Learning outcomes for each chapter to guide teachers and students through the book’s core ideas and lessons New style overviews for pop and jukebox musicals Extensive updated professional insights from field testing with students, young professionals, and industry showcases Full-colour production images, bringing each chapter to life Acting in Musical Theatre’s chapters divide into easy-to-reference units, each containing group and solo exercises, making it the definitive textbook for students and practitioners alike.


Art Song by Carol Kimball

Art Song
  • Title : Art Song
  • Author : Carol Kimball
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1480352527
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book clearly and insightfully defines the fundamental characteristics of art song, and the integral relationship between lyric poetry and its musical settings. Topics covered include poetry basics for singers, exercises for singers in working with poetry, insights into composers' musical settings of poetry, building recital programs, performance suggestions, and recommended literature for college and university classical voice majors. The three appendices address further aspects of poetry, guidelines for creating a recital program, and representative classical voice recitals of various descriptions. Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is extremely useful as an "unofficial" text for college/university vocal literature classes, as an excellent resource for singers and voice teachers, and of interest to all those who are fascinated by the rich legacy of the art song genre.


Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger

Creating Unforgettable Characters
  • Title : Creating Unforgettable Characters
  • Author : Linda Seger
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 1429942029
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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In this book, Linda Seger shows how to create strong, multidimensional characters in fiction, covering everything from research to character block. Interviews with today's top writers complete this essential volume.


The Singing and Acting Handbook by Thomas De Mallet Burgess,Nicholas Skilbeck

The Singing and Acting Handbook
  • Title : The Singing and Acting Handbook
  • Author : Thomas De Mallet Burgess,Nicholas Skilbeck
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415166584
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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Describes methods for the performer to develop the skills required to sing and act at the same time as well as outline important aspects of the set helpful to the director and teacher.


Directing in Musical Theatre by Joe Deer

Directing in Musical Theatre
  • Title : Directing in Musical Theatre
  • Author : Joe Deer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136246703
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and technical production all the way to the final performance, Joe Deer covers the full range. Deer’s accessible and compellingly practical approach uses proven, repeatable methods for addressing all aspects of a production. The focus at every stage is on working with others, using insights from experienced, successful directors to tackle common problems and devise solutions. Each section uses the same structure, to stimulate creative thinking: Timetables: detailed instructions on what to do and when, to provide a flexible organization template Prompts and Investigations: addressing conceptual questions about style, characterization and design Skills Workshops: Exercises and ‘how-to’ guides to essential skills Essential Forms and Formats: Including staging notation, script annotation and rehearsal checklists Case Studies: Well-known productions show how to apply each chapter’s ideas Directing in Musical Theatre not only provides all of the essential skills, but explains when and how to put them to use; how to think like a director.


Aria Ready by Matthew Epstein,Carol Kirkpatrick

Aria Ready
  • Title : Aria Ready
  • Author : Matthew Epstein,Carol Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780977052400
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Personal and Business Strategies for Making the Transition from Aspiring Artist to Prepared Professional


Twelve Classic One-Act Plays by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Twelve Classic One-Act Plays
  • Title : Twelve Classic One-Act Plays
  • Author : Mary Carolyn Waldrep
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486112527
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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This collection of royalty-free plays contains classics by well-known playwrights: Glaspell's Trifles, Synge's Riders to the Sea, Strindberg's The Stronger, plus works by Aristophanes, Chekhov, Yeats, Barrie, and others.


The Method Acting Exercises Handbook by Lola Cohen

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook
  • Title : The Method Acting Exercises Handbook
  • Author : Lola Cohen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1315471485
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable and truthful behavior on stage and in film. Building on nearly 30 years of teaching internationally and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles, Lola Cohen details a series of specific exercises in order to provide clear instruction and guidance to this preeminent form of actor training. By integrating Strasberg's voice with her own tried and tested style of teaching, Cohen demonstrates what can be gained from the exercises, how they can inform and inspire your learning, and how they might be applied to your acting and directing practice. As a companion to The Lee Strasberg Notes (Routledge 2010), a transcription of Strasberg's own teaching, The Method Acting Exercises Handbook offers an unparalleled and updated guide to this world renowned technique.


Understanding Italian Opera by Tim Carter

Understanding Italian Opera
  • Title : Understanding Italian Opera
  • Author : Tim Carter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190247940
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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"Eschewing the technical musical detail that all too often dominates writing on opera, Carter begins instead where the composers themselves did: with the text. Walking readers through the relationship between music and poetry that lies at the heart of any opera, Carter then offers explorations of five of the most enduring and emblematic Italian operas: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea; Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt; Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro; Verdi's Rigoletto; and Puccini's La Bohaeme"--Dust jacket flap.


Opera by George Henry Hubert Lascelles Earl of Harewood

Opera
  • Title : Opera
  • Author : George Henry Hubert Lascelles Earl of Harewood
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Opera and Drama by Richard Wagner

Opera and Drama
  • Title : Opera and Drama
  • Author : Richard Wagner
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780803297654
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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With Richard Wagner, opera reached the apex of German Romanticism. Originally published in 1851, when Wagner was in political exile, Opera and Drama outlines a new, revolutionary type of musical stage work, which would finally materialize as The Ring of the Nibelung. Wagner's music drama, as he called it, aimed at a union of poetry, drama, music, and stagecraft. ø In a rare book-length study, the composer discusses the enhancement of dramas by operatic treatment and the subjects that make the best dramas. The expected Wagnerian voltage is here: in his thinking about myths such as Oedipus, his theories about operatic goals and musical possibilities, his contempt for musical politics, his exaltation of feeling and fantasy, his reflections about genius, and his recasting of Schopenhauer. ø This edition includes the full text of volume 2 of William Ashton Ellis's 1893 translation commissioned by the London Wagner Society.


Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart by Ralph P. Locke

Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart
  • Title : Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart
  • Author : Ralph P. Locke
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107012376
  • Pages : 449
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  • Language : English
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Ralph P. Locke provides fresh insights into Western culture's increasing awareness of ethnic Otherness during the years 1500-1800.


The Broadway Song by Mark Ross Clark

The Broadway Song
  • Title : The Broadway Song
  • Author : Mark Ross Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199351686
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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The Broadway Song is a practical and comprehensive guide to the formal characteristics of key Broadway songs on a song-by-song basis, including main voice type, secondary voice qualities, range, and tessitura, as was as larger contextual information about the musical and the character that provides the performer a way into the character. Clark brings his wide-ranging and extensive experience as a director, performer, and teacher to bear in his performance notes on the individual pieces. Additionally, he includes excerpts from short interviews with artists that provide insight into the song from the perspective of those who first created (or re-created) it. The interviews, conducted with composers, lyricists, performers, and - in one case - book collaborators, are snapsnots into the creative process and act as conduits to further study of the selected songs. -- from back cover.


Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule

Strange Sweet Song
  • Title : Strange Sweet Song
  • Author : Adi Rule
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • ISBN Code : 9781250036339
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth—not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians—but as an artist and leading lady in her own right. Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school's production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary? Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there. Lyrical, gothic, and magical, Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule will captivate and enchant readers.


The Improv Handbook by Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White

The Improv Handbook
  • Title : The Improv Handbook
  • Author : Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350026158
  • Pages : 520
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. First published in 2008, this second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master-servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it if you weren't too scared, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.


The Composer's Voice by Edward T. Cone

The Composer's Voice
  • Title : The Composer's Voice
  • Author : Edward T. Cone
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520046474
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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A music professor discusses the nature of musical expression and the role of the composer


Stanislavski on Opera by Pavel Ivanovich Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡ev,Konstantin Stanislavsky,Pavel Rumyantsev

Stanislavski on Opera
  • Title : Stanislavski on Opera
  • Author : Pavel Ivanovich Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡ev,Konstantin Stanislavsky,Pavel Rumyantsev
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780878305520
  • Pages : 374
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  • Language : English
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Best known for his fundamental work on acting, Stanislavski was deeply drawn to the challenges of opera. His brilliant chapters here on Russian classics - Boris Gudonov and The Queen of Spades among them--as well as La Boheme will amaze and delight lovers of opera.


The Toughest Show on Earth by Joseph Volpe,Charles Michener

The Toughest Show on Earth
  • Title : The Toughest Show on Earth
  • Author : Joseph Volpe,Charles Michener
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307498379
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager. Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full of vast egos and complicated politics. With stunning candor, he writes about the general managers he worked under, his embattled rise to the top, the maneuverings of the blue-chip board, and his masterful approach to making a family of such artist-stars as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Teresa Stratas, and Renee Fleming, and such visionary directors as Franco Zeffirelli, Robert Wilson, and Julie Taymor. Intimate and frank, The Toughest Show on Earth is not only essential for music lovers, but for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of the culture business. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Theatrical Worlds by Charlie Mitchell

Theatrical Worlds
  • Title : Theatrical Worlds
  • Author : Charlie Mitchell
  • Publisher : Orange Groove Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781616101664
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues form across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well." -- Open Textbook Library.


Singing in Style by Edward Franklin Menerth

Singing in Style
  • Title : Singing in Style
  • Author : Edward Franklin Menerth
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 51
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  • Language : English
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Singing in Style by Martha Elliott

Singing in Style
  • Title : Singing in Style
  • Author : Martha Elliott
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780300109320
  • Pages : 356
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  • Language : English
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The first historical overview of vocal performance practice and style ever published, Singing In Style provides an introduction to how such issues as ornamentation, vibrato, rubato, portamento, articulation, tempo, language, and accompaniment with period instruments have been handled since the seventeenth century. Each chapter presents a historical period and gives background information on the singers and composers, the vocal repertoire, and the stylistic conventions of that time. Specific repertoire examples are discussed as well, to show how to use the music itself as a context for making stylistic choices. Each chapter also has an extensive reference list arranged by topic, so the interested reader can pursue a particular subject in more depth. Covering the Baroque period to the present, Elliott casts a wide net, bringing together information from historical treatises, personal accounts from composers, performers, historians, critics, and current scholarly commentary into one convenient handbook for the student and the amateur and professional performer who want to learn more about how vocal works were sung in their day.


Choral Singing by Ursula Geisler,Karin Johansson

Choral Singing
  • Title : Choral Singing
  • Author : Ursula Geisler,Karin Johansson
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 144386904X
  • Pages : 295
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  • Language : English
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What role does contemporary choral activity play in the construction of social and musical meaning? How can historical knowledge and analysis shed light on contemporary choral problems and possibilities? And how can choral research promote the development and expansion of new music today? Questions like these are addressed in this anthology from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives. The book comprises a selection of papers presented at the International Conference on the Concepts and Practices of Choral Singing in Lund, Sweden, in October 2012. The aim of the conference was to highlight the contemporary dynamic developments in choral research, and to explore interdisciplinary investigations and interaction between practice-based and historical approaches. The conference was also the fourth meeting of the network “Choir in Focus”, which was initiated in 2009 at Southern Choral Centre (Körcentrum Syd), a joint venture between Malmö Academy of Music, the Department of Musicology, Odeum (all at Lund University), Malmö Symphony Orchestra and Music South (Musik i Syd), Sweden. The continuous ambition of the network has been to provide a forum for co-operation across national and disciplinary borders and to encourage debates around the musical and social function of choirs in modern society as mirroring collective and individual needs for meaning, music-making and well-being. In the introductory chapter, the editors describe choral practice as a field of simultaneous (re)presentation, (re)production and (re)creation, and suggest that these three aspects may be seen as umbrella themes for the fifteen chapters of the anthology. The authors come from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal and Belgium, and explore choral practice from differing theoretical and methodological starting points. Together, they contribute to a transdisciplinary discussion about the origins, functions and meanings of choral singing.


Singing and the Actor by Gillyanne Kayes

Singing and the Actor
  • Title : Singing and the Actor
  • Author : Gillyanne Kayes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136759859
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Singing and the Actor takes the reader step by step through a practical training programme relevant to the modern singing actor and dancer. A variety of contemporary voice qualities including Belting and Twang are explained, with excercises for each topic.


The Race of Sound by Nina Sun Eidsheim

The Race of Sound
  • Title : The Race of Sound
  • Author : Nina Sun Eidsheim
  • Publisher : Refiguring American Music
  • ISBN Code : 9780822368687
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Acousmatic Blackness Nina Sun Eidsheim traces the ways in which sonic attributes that might seem natural, such as the voice and its qualities, are socially produced. Eidsheim illustrates how listeners measure race through sound and locate racial subjectivities in vocal timbre--the color or tone of a voice. Eidsheim examines singers Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday, and Jimmy Scott as well as the vocal synthesis technology Vocaloid to show how listeners carry a series of assumptions about the nature of the voice and who it belongs to. Outlining how the voice is linked to ideas of racial essentialism and authenticity, Eidsheim untangles the relationship between race, gender, vocal technique, and timbre while addressing an undertheorized space of racial and ethnic performance. In so doing, she advances our knowledge of the cultural-historical formation of the timbral politics of difference and the ways that comprehending voice remains central to understanding human experience, all the while advocating for a form of listening that would allow us to hear singers in a self-reflexive, denaturalized way.


Voice-over Voice Actor by Yuri Lowenthal,Tara Platt

Voice-over Voice Actor
  • Title : Voice-over Voice Actor
  • Author : Yuri Lowenthal,Tara Platt
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • ISBN Code : 0984074007
  • Pages : 253
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Voice-Over Voice Actor is an in-depth look at the world of voice acting, and it is chock-full of hints, tips, tricks, and tools to help you find your voice, promote yourself, create a killer demo reel, nail auditions, learn what awaits you in the booth, and discover what it's like behind the mic. With anecdotes from over 20 VO professionals as well as practice copy and scripts, the book is jam-packed with facts and fun stories from working pros that will help steer you through the wild adventure that is voice-over.


American Record Guide by N.A

American Record Guide
  • Title : American Record Guide
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition by Yuri Lowenthal,Tara Platt

Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition
  • Title : Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition
  • Author : Yuri Lowenthal,Tara Platt
  • Publisher : Bug Bot Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780984074051
  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Interested in Pursuing a Career in VO? Curious what goes on behind the scenes in a business where people talk funny for money? This updated edition of the award-winning first book offers a fun and comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on, and what it's like behind the mic from two (still) working pros who started from scratch. In this book you will discover: - The ins and outs of auditioning - Vocal warm-ups and exercises - Tips for reading copy to maximum effect - Hints to help you stand out - Advice for setting up your own home studio - Keys to marketing yourself: demo > agent > job - What to expect when you book the job - A bonus workbook to hone your skills - Performance capture, podcasting, & more!


Audition by Michael Shurtleff

Audition
  • Title : Audition
  • Author : Michael Shurtleff
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780802719027
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The casting director for Chicago, Pippin, Becket, Gypsy, The Graduate, the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar tells you how you can find your dream role! Absolutely everything an actor needs to know to get the part is here: What to do that moment before, how to use humour; create mystery; how to develop a distinct style; and how to evaluate the place, the relationships and the competition. In fact, Audition is a necessary guide to dealing with all the "auditions" we face in life. This is the bible on the subject.


Voice Work by Christina Shewell

Voice Work
  • Title : Voice Work
  • Author : Christina Shewell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118697383
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Voice Work: Art and Science in Changing Voices is a key work that addresses the theoretical and experiential aspects common to the practical vocal work of the three major voice practitioner professions - voice training, singing teaching, and speech and language pathology. The first half of the book describes the nature of voice work along the normal-abnormal voice continuum, reviews ways in which the mechanism and function of the voice can be explored, and introduces the reader to an original model of voice assessment, suitable for all voice practitioners. The second half describes the theory behind core aspects of voice and provides an extensive range of related practical voice work ideas. Throughout the book, there are a number of case studies drawn from the author's own experiences and a companion website, providing audio clips to illustrate aspects of the text, can be found at www.wiley.com/go/shewell.


Pool (No Water) by Mark Ravenhill

Pool (No Water)
  • Title : Pool (No Water)
  • Author : Mark Ravenhill
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  • ISBN Code : 9780573116117
  • Pages : 38
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A famous artist invites her old friends to her luxurious new home. For one night only, the group is back together. But celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers an horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be their next work of art? Pool (No Water) is a visceral and shocking new play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy and resentment inspired by success.